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Biographical/Historical Information

The photographe was reissued by the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael) in 1934 to commemorate Herzl’s 30th anniversary of his death.

Born in Budapest in 1860, Theodor Herzl was the founder of political Zionism and the World Zionist Organization. After studying law in Vienna, he became a journalist, writing for the "Neue Freie Presse" in Paris. In 1896, he published "Der Judenstaat," which outlined his proposal for the establishment of a Jewish state. He organized the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897. Theodor Herzl died in Edlach a/d Rax, Austria in 1904.

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Theodor Herzl : Issued by the Jewish National Fund on occasion of Theodor Herzl’s 30th anniversary of his death, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2427.